Informator-1

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Communications

Low Earth Orbit 133/3 (133L) Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Informator 1 was a prototype communications satellite for the Koskon (Space Conversion) Global Space Communication System to collect and transmit data from several scientific stations with an additional radio amateur hosted payload. It was launched on 29 January 1991 from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome by a Kosmos-3M launch vehicle.

Kosmos-3M

Family: Kosmos
Configuration: -3M

N/A

Specifications
  • Length
  • Diameter
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Kosmos-3M
  • Family
    Kosmos
  • Variant
    -3M
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Kosmos-3M (11K65M)
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Russian Space Forces

Circle Image
Commander: Aleksandr Golovko Founded: 1992 Successes: 127 Failures: 8 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Government

The Russian Space Forces are a branch of the Russian Aerospace Forces, that provides aerospace warning, air sovereignty, and protection for Russia. Having been reestablished following August 1, 2015 merger between the Russian Air Force and the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces after a 2011 dissolving of the branch. The Russian Space Forces were originally formed on August 10, 1992 and the creation of the Russian Armed Forces.

WIKI

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

133/3 (133L)


Smart Dragon 3
Success
1 day, 8 hours ago
SatNet test satellite
Bo Run Jiu Zhou mobile launch platform - Sea Launch

Officially described as "Satellite-Internet Technology Demonstration Satellite(s)". Probable 1 (?) test satellite for the Chinese state-owned LEO com…


Ceres-1
Success
2 days, 4 hours ago
Tianyan-16 & Starpool-01A
Launch Area 95A - Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

2 Earth observation and/or communication satellites for MinoSpace (Tianyan-16) & ELLISPACE (Starpool-01A).


South Korean ADD Solid-Fuel SLV (3 stage)
Success
2 days, 23 hours ago
S-STEP
ADD Offshore launch platform - Jeju Island, South Korea

Note: Launch vehicle name is provisional. Prototype small synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) satellite built by Hanhwa Aerospace on a planar satellite…


Long March 2
Success
3 days ago
MisrSat-2
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

MisrSat-2 is an Earth observation satellite for the Egyptian Space Agency built by China, with participation from Egyptian engineers and scientists o…


Falcon 9
Success
4 days ago
Starlink Group 6-31
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Falcon 9
Success
5 days, 10 hours ago
425 Project Flight 1 & rideshare
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Note: Name of payload is provisional. First launch of an ultimately 5 reconnaissance satellites for the South Korean Defense Acquisition Program A…


Soyuz 2.1a
Success
5 days, 18 hours ago
Progress MS-25 (86P)
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Progress resupply mission to the International Space Station.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 2 days ago
Starlink Group 6-30
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Soyuz 2.1b
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Razdan No. 1?
43/4 (43R) - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Note: Payload identity and Cosmos series number uncertain. The Razdan satellite is reportedly a new electro-optical reconnaissance satellite desi…


Long March 2D/YZ-3
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
3 x SatNet test satellites
Launch Complex 3 (LC-3/LA-1) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Officially described as "Satellite-Internet Technology Demonstration Satellite(s)" built by Chinese Academy of Sciences. Probable 3 (?) test satellit…